All-Star Game’s stakes rob the game of its fun

This is my Tuesday column. Tuesday’s All-Star Game should be fun. The best baseball players from the National League and the American League playing a light-hearted exhibition game. Putting on a show. But Tuesday’s All-Star Game will be more than just a show — it will be a competition with consequences. The winning league will […]

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Coaches feel heat, but whose seat is the hottest?

This is my Friday column. This is a pop quiz. Put away your notes, take out a piece of paper and a pen and answer the following question: Which are the two most volatile and gut-wrenching coaching positions on any NFL staff? If your answer includes the head coach, you’re wrong. The head coach might […]

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Spurs make power moves to challenge Warriors

This is my Thursday column. Since the Warriors won the NBA Finals, San Antonio’s moves might have flown under the radar for Bay Area basketball fans. The moves were subtle, but they will affect the Warriors, could affect the Warriors big time. Let’s back up and examine what the Spurs did. They agreed to terms […]

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What we won’t miss about Jim Harbaugh

This is my Friday column. Yesterday we covered what we’ll miss about Jim Harbaugh. Today we’ll cover what we won’t miss, or at least what I won’t miss. Harbaugh’s offense It was stone-age. Let me amend that — the passing game was stone-age. Harbaugh’s running game was pretty good. That’s where he expressed his creativity. […]

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What we’ll miss about Jim Harbaugh

This is my Thursday column. When the 49ers’ training camp begins in about a month, practices will be shorter, quieter, less intense than last year. And someone will be missing. Jim Harbaugh. His absence hangs over the 49ers’ entire season. He’s the biggest story on the team, and he isn’t even on the team. Let’s […]

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Five questions

Please explain your answers to the following five questions: 1. More likely to play for the Niners in 2016, Vernon Davis or Anquan Boldin? 2. Over/under 10 sacks for Aldon Smith in 2015? 3. More rushing yards in 2015, Carlos Hyde or Frank Gore? 4. Will the 49ers extend nose tackle Ian Williams’ contract before […]

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Who will start at cornerback for the 49ers in 2015?

One of the 49ers’ starting cornerbacks next season will be Tramaine Brock. That’s obvious. Who do you think the other starting cornerback should be, and why? Who should start opposite Brock Week 1? Please explain your answer.

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Warriors have draft opportunity to make another splash

This is my NBA Draft preview for the Warriors. The Warriors should make a trade on draft night Thursday. Call it a blockbuster trade. And they might, according to Scott Howard-Cooper of “I’m hearing the Warriors are exploring the possibility of trading UP. Target Unknown.” Howard-Cooper tweeted Wednesday. Then he followed up with the […]

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Tim Lincecum keeping spot in rotation is a non-starter

This is my Tuesday column. What a fall. We thought Tim Lincecum was a future Hall of Famer. A lock. Now he’s not even a lock to stay in the Giants’ starting rotation. Far from it. The man twice won the Cy Young Award by the age of 25 and threw a 95-mph fastball. He […] Last year's Giants insight. Grant is ... - PNWfish

49ers know questions, but can they find answers?

This is my Sunday column. Remember dead week in college before finals? This is dead six weeks for the San Francisco 49ers. They have the next month and a half off to prepare for the exam that will make or break their 2015 season. What questions will be on that test when the Niners arrive […]

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Bad free throw shooters deserve no special exemption

The text of my Saturday column runs below. This is about entertainment value, moral obligation and the Hack-a-Shaq. Well-meaning, powerful people want to outlaw the Hack-a-Shaq in the NBA — intentionally fouling a horrendous free-throw shooter because he probably will miss one or both of the 15-foot set shots from the charity stripe. “To me, […]

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Report: 49ers interested in guard Evan Mathis

The 49ers are interested in free agent Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis, according to John Clatyon of ESPN. Mathis played the past two seasons under Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly, whose running game features zone blocking. Mathis was one of the best zone blockers in the NFL. The past few seasons under head coach […]

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